Snow, rain predicted for Christmas for southern New England

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If you are staying home to wrap gifts or prep the Christmas dinner, it's probably a good day to stay inside! Timing is still an issue right now, as is the strength of the storm. It snowed 13.1 inches. On Sunday night, the temperature will drop to a low of 33, though it will feel closer to between 25 and 30 degrees because of winds traveling around 14 miles per hour. The low could be around 18 degrees.

Late Christmas Eve through Christmas morning - Snow is likely, possibly starting as rain or a rain/snow mix along the coast.

A brief period of quiet weather after Midnight into Christmas Eve day. Most of the rain was over by Christmas Day, but the day was damp and mild with temperatures in the 50s.

"According to the National Weather Service, 1-3" of snow is possible throughout the southern third of the state, with higher amounts possible the closer someone is to the Iowa-Missouri border. The details are still sketchy, but with cold air in place, there would be an opportunity for some snow depending on the ultimate track and evolution of this system.

In Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, total snowfall ranged from 1 to 3 inches, the weather service said. And yet, that's exactly what we have coming up for Christmas 2017. Hastings, Nebraska recorded over 9 inches at a weather service office that year, breaking the previous record from 1945.

Northern Westchester and Rockland counties in NY and parts of northwest New Jersey, including Passaic, Sussex and Warren counties are also likely to get snow. Over 7,000 flights were halted, and this odd snowstorm was accompanied with thunder and lightning, according to the History Channel. On Long Island, no snow is expected to accumulate. Use extra caution traveling during the evening hours. The nor'easter brought with it gusts of 60 mile-per-hour winds.

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